When a mother first learns that she is pregnant, there is a flurry of emotions. And learning that she is having a girl? What a thrill! There's nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her daughter. But sometimes anxiety sets in or self-doubt arises: How will I know how to take care of her? Raise her? Protect her?
I don't want to get into an endless debate over who's the better parent. My husband and I each have a set of strengths and a set of weaknesses that bring life and color to our family. But since Father's Day is coming up, I interviewed my kids, and we've reached a consensus that there are (at least) 5 things Daddy does better than Mommy.
Maybe today you can find a second to be dazzled by the flowers on the side of the road. To feel the warm water pouring over you deliciously when you shower. To savor the taste of iced coffee in your mouth. When your kid wants to climb a tree, or stop to stare at the ants -- experience the joy a little bit with them.